let them eat salad.

sometimes the only thing stopping me from making a salad for dinner
is the sheer hassle of washing, drying, and cutting lettuce.
i know it's a poor excuse.
i know it's not that big a deal.
but i really really hate dislike reliving that experience every night.
{my cousins son oliver is learning not to say the word hate.
being around him makes me realize how much i say it 'cause he's always correcting me.}
it's because of this that i am a big fan of pre-packaged salads.
but they're so awfully expensive.
and so for the last couple weeks i have been washing, drying, and chopping all of our lettuce & spinach varieties at once.
then i divide them into 7 ziplock freezer bags.
and presto! a quick salad for every night of the week.
and somehow i really don't mind the task now that it is only once a week.
and then we change it up with whatever veggies we have on hand/leftover every night.

some things we've learned:
better to tear or cut the lettuce with a plastic knife.
{metal knives make the lettuce turn a rust color over time.}
it's also a good idea to throw a paper towel in there with the lettuce to absorb any extra moisture.

and now that it's quick, easy & cheap our salad consumption is up. hoorah!


  1. Very cool Leah! How about you start posting little tips like that all of the time for people like me who love to learn from you? I've never heard the plastic knife thing and seriously can't wait to try it now. Thanks!

  2. we are guilty of the disliking the whole prepping salad thing. :O) thanks for the tips!

  3. okay, tips will officially be an addition to this blog! :)


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